List of airlines of the United States

This is a list of airlines which have an air operator's certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States.

Note: Destinations in bold indicate primary hubs, those in italic indicate secondary hubs, and those with regular font indicate focus cities. For legacy carriers American, Delta, and United, the three largest hubs by passenger volume are shown as Primary Hubs.

Passenger airlinesEdit

MainlineEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Primary Hubs, Secondary Hubs Founded Notes
Alaska Airlines   AS ASA ALASKA Seattle/Tacoma
Anchorage
Portland (OR)
San Francisco
Los Angeles
San Diego
1932 Founded as McGee Airways and commenced operations in 1944 as Alaska Airlines.
Allegiant Air   G4 AAY ALLEGIANT Las Vegas
Cincinnati
Fort Walton Beach
Indianapolis
Orlando/Sanford
Memphis
Pittsburgh
Albuquerque
1997 Founded as WestJet Express and commenced operations in 1998 as Allegiant Air.
American Airlines   AA AAL AMERICAN Dallas/Fort Worth
Charlotte
Chicago-O'Hare
Los Angeles
Miami
New York-JFK
New York-LaGuardia
Philadelphia
Phoenix-Sky Harbor
Washington-National
1926 Founded as American Airways and commenced operations in 1936 as American Air Lines; largest airline in the world based on airline company revenue, scheduled passenger miles flown (per year), and fleet size.
Delta Air Lines   DL DAL DELTA Atlanta
Boston
Detroit
Los Angeles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
New York-JFK
New York-LaGuardia
Salt Lake City
Seattle/Tacoma
1924 Founded as Huff Daland Dusters and commenced operations in 1929 as Delta Air Service.
Eastern Airlines, LLC   2D EAL EASTERN New York-JFK 2010
Frontier Airlines   F9 FFT FRONTIER FLIGHT Denver
Atlanta
Chicago-O'Hare
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Las Vegas
Miami
Orlando
Philadelphia
Raleigh/Durham
1994
Hawaiian Airlines   HA HAL HAWAIIAN Honolulu
Kahului
1929 Founded as Inter-Island Airways in early 1929 and commenced operations in late 1929 as Hawaiian Airlines
JetBlue   B6 JBU JETBLUE New York-JFK
Boston
Los Angeles
Fort Lauderdale
Orlando
1998 Founded as New Air and commenced operations in 2000 as JetBlue Airways.
Southwest Airlines   WN SWA SOUTHWEST Dallas-Love
Atlanta
Baltimore
Chicago-Midway
Denver
Houston-Hobby
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Orlando
Phoenix-Sky Harbor
Sacramento
San Diego
1967 Founded as Air Southwest and commenced operations in 1971 as Southwest Airlines; largest airline in the world based on number of passengers served per year.
Spirit Airlines   NK NKS SPIRIT WINGS Atlantic City
Detroit
Las Vegas
Fort Lauderdale
Chicago-O'Hare
Dallas/Fort Worth
Baltimore
Orlando
1980 Founded as Charter One.
Sun Country Airlines   SY SCX SUN COUNTRY Minneapolis/St. Paul
Dallas/Fort Worth
Las Vegas
Portland (OR)
1982 Commenced operations in 1983.
United Airlines   UA UAL UNITED Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
Houston-Intercontinental
Los Angeles
Newark
San Francisco
Washington-Dulles
1926 Founded as Varney Air Lines and commenced operations in 1931 as United Air Lines.

RegionalEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Wisconsin   ZW AWI WISCONSIN Appleton
Chicago-O'Hare

Columbia Metropolitan
Milwaukee General Mitchell
Washington-Dulles

1965 Operates as United Express
Cape Air   9K KAP CAIR Hyannis
Billings
Boston
Nantucket
St. Louis
San Juan
Albany
Martha's Vineyard
1988
CommutAir   C5 UCA COMMUTAIR Newark
Washington-Dulles
1989 Operates as United Express.
Contour Airlines   LF VTE VOLUNTEER Smyrna (TN) 1982
Elite Airways   7Q MNU MAINER Orlando/Melbourne
Newark
Portland (ME)
2006 Commenced operations in 2014.
Endeavor Air   9E EDV ENDEAVOR Minneapolis/St. Paul
Atlanta

Cincinnati
Detroit
New York-JFK
New York-LaGuardia

1985 Founded as Express Airlines I. Operates as Delta Connection.
Envoy Air   MQ ENY ENVOY Dallas/Fort Worth
Chicago-O'Hare
New York-LaGuardia
Miami
New York-JFK
1984 Founded as American Eagle Airlines. Operates as American Eagle.
GoJet Airlines   G7 GJS LINDBERGH Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
2004 Commenced operations in 2005. Operates as United Express.
Horizon Air   QX QXE HORIZON Seattle/Tacoma
Portland (OR)
1981 Operates as Alaska Airlines.
Mesa Airlines   YV ASH AIR SHUTTLE As American Eagle:
Phoenix-Sky Harbor
Dallas/Fort Worth
As United Express:
Houston-Intercontinental
Washington-Dulles
1980 Founded as Mesa Air Shuttle. All but one aircraft operated as American Eagle and United Express.
Piedmont Airlines   PT PDT PIEDMONT Charlotte
Philadelphia
Washington-National
1961 Founded as Henson Aviation and commenced operations in 1962. Operates as American Eagle.
PSA Airlines   OH JIA BLUE STREAK Charlotte
Philadelphia
Washington-National
1979 Founded as Vee Neal Airlines. Operates as American Eagle.
Republic Airways   YX RPA BRICKYARD As American Eagle:
Indianapolis
Columbus (OH)
Kansas City
Miami
New York-LaGuardia
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Washington-National
As United Express:
Indianapolis
Chicago-O'Hare
Columbus (OH)
Kansas City
Newark
New York-LaGuardia
Pittsburgh
Washington-National
As Delta Connection:
Indianapolis
Chicago-O'Hare
Columbus (OH)
New York-LaGuardia
1998 Commenced operations in 2005. Operates as American Eagle, United Express and Delta Connection.
Silver Airways   3M SIL SILVER WINGS Fort Lauderdale
Orlando
Tampa
2011
SkyWest Airlines   OO SKW SKYWEST As Delta Connection:
Atlanta-Hartsfield
Boise
Colorado Springs
Detroit
Los Angeles
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Salt Lake City
Seattle/Tacoma
As United Express:
Boise
Colorado Springs
Chicago-O'Hare
Denver
Houston-Bush
Los Angeles
San Francisco
As American Eagle:
Dallas-Ft Worth
Chicago-O'Hare
Los Angeles
Phoenix-Sky Harbor
As Alaska Airlines:
Portland (OR)
Seattle/Tacoma
1972 Operates as Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle and Alaska Airlines.

CommuterEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Advanced Air AN WSN WINGSPAN Hawthorne Municipal Airport (California) Has the EAS contract to serve Grant County Airport (New Mexico).

Operator of Taos Air flights for 2019–2020.

Air Choice One   3E WBR WEBER St. Louis
Chicago-O'Hare
Minneapolis/St. Paul
1979 Founded as Multi-Aero Corporation.
Air Sunshine   YI RSI AIR SUNSHINE San Juan 1982
Bering Air   8E BRG BERING AIR Nome
Kotzebue
Unalakleet
1979
Boutique Air   4B BTQ BOUTIQUE Dallas/Fort Worth
Denver
Phoenix-Sky Harbor
2007
Everts Air 5V VTS EVERTS Fairbanks
Anchorage
1978 Founded as Tatonduk Flying Service.
Frontier Flying Service 2F FTA FRONTIER-AIR Fairbanks
Anchorage
Barrow
Kotzubue
1950 Operates as Ravn Connect.
Gem Air Salmon 2014
Scenic Airlines   YR CVU CANYON VIEW Boulder City
Grand Canyon
Page
1927 Founded as Scenic Airways.
Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines   YR SCE SCENIC Grand Canyon 1967
Grant Aviation   GV GUN HOOT Anchorage
Bethel
Cold Bay
Dillingham
Emmonak
Kenai
King Salmon
Unalaska/Dutch Harbor
1971 Founded as Delta Air Services.
Griffing Flying Service Port Clinton 1937
Hageland Aviation Services   H6 HAG HAGELAND Anchorage
Aniak
Barrow
Bethel
Emmonak
Kotzubue
Nome
St. Mary's (AK)
Unalakleet
1981 Operates as Ravn Connect.
Island Airways Charlevoix 1945 Founded as McPhillips Flying Service.
JSX   XE JSX BIGSTRIPE Burbank
Oakland
Las Vegas
Santa Ana
Phoenix
Concord
2016
Kenmore Air   M5 KEN KENMORE Kenmore
Seattle-Lake Union
Seattle-Boeing
1946 Founded as Mines Collins Munro.
Key Lime Air   KG LYM KEY LIME Denver-Centennial
Denver
Denver-Rocky Mountain
Grand Junction
1997 Operates as Denver Air Connection.
Mokulele Airlines   MW MHO MAHALO Kailua-Kona
Kahului
1994 Founded as Mokulele Flight Service.
New England Airlines   EJ NEA NEW ENGLAND Westerly 1970
Penobscot Island Air Rockland 2004
Reliant Air RLI RELIANT Danbury 1988
San Juan Airlines SKYFERRY Bellingham 2002
Servant Air   8D Kodiak 2003
Southern Airways Express   9X FDY FRIENDLY Memphis
Destin
Pittsburgh
Washington-Dulles
2013
Surf Air   UF SURFAIR Hawthorne
Oakland
San Carlos
Santa Barbara
Truckee
2012
Taquan Air   K3 TQN TAQUAN Ketchikan Harbor 1977
Tradewind Aviation   TJ GPD GOODSPEED Oxford (CT)
San Juan
White Plains
2001
Ultimate Air Shuttle   UE UJC ULTIMATE Cincinnati-Lunken 2009
Utah Airways Ogden 2015
Warbelow's Air Ventures 4W WAV WARBELOW Fairbanks 1958
Wright Air Service   8V WRF WRIGHT FLYER Fairbanks 1966

CharterEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Air Charter Bahamas
Air Flight Charters FLL Fort Lauderdale 1987
Airshare XSR AIRSHARE 2000 Founded as Executive Flight Services
Berry Aviation   BYA BERRY San Marcos 1983
Bighorn Airways   BHR BIGHORN AIR Sheridan 1947
Charter Air Transport VC SRY STINGRAY Cleveland-Lakefront 1997
Choice Airways CSX CHOICE AIR Fort Lauderdale-Executive 2009
Delta Private Jets   DPJ JET CARD Cincinnati 1984
ExcelAire XLS EXCELAIRE Long Island/Islip 1993
Great Lakes Air St. Ignace
Gryphon Airlines Y3 VOS
IAero Airways   WQ SWQ SWIFTFLIGHT Miami 1997 Founded as Swift Air
IBC Airways   II CSQ CHASQUI Fort Lauderdale 1991
JetSuite RSP REDSTRIPE 2006
L-3 Flight International Aviation RTD RIPTIDE Newport News
Liberty Jet Management LRT LIBERTY JET Long Island/Islip 2006
NetJets   1I EJA EXECJET Columbus 1964 Founded as Executive Jets Aviation.
Omni Air International   X9 OAE OMNI-EXPRESS Tulsa 1993
Omni Air Transport DRL DRILLER Tulsa
Orange Air ORN ORANGE JET Orlando/Sanford 2011 Commenced operations in 2014.
Pacific Coast Jet PXT PACK COAST 2006
Pentastar Aviation DCX TANGO Waterford 1964 Founded as Chrysler Air Transportation.
Phoenix Air   PHA GRAY BIRD Cartersville 1978
PlaneSense   CNS CHRONOS Portsmouth (NH) 1992
Presidential Airways   PRD PRESIDENTIAL Orlando/Melbourne
Rediske Air   Soldotna 1991
Sierra Pacific Airlines   SI SPA SIERRA PACIFIC Tucson 1970 Commenced operations in 1971.
Skymax   SMX SKYMAX Fort Lauderdale 1997 Commenced operations in 2013.
Songbird Airways   SK SGB SONGBIRD Miami 1990
Stampede Aviation Healy/Denali NP 2011
Superior Aviation SO HKA SPEND AIR Lansing 1979
Talkeetna Air Taxi Talkeetna 1947 Founded as Talkeetna Flying Service.
Tropic Ocean Airways Fort Lauderdale 2009
Twin Cities Air Service TCY TWIN CITY Auburn/Lewiston
Portland (ME)
1992
World Atlantic Airlines   K8 WAL WORLD ATLANTIC Miami 2002 Founded as Caribbean Sun Airlines and commenced operations in 2003.
XOJET   XOJ XOJET Sacramento-McClellan 2006
Xtra Airways   XP CXP CASINO EXPRESS Miami
San Antonio
1987 Founded as Casino Express Airlines and commenced operations in 1989.

Cargo airlinesEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
21 Air   2I CSB CARGO SOUTH Miami 2014
ABX Air   GB ABX ABEX Wilmington (OH)
Cincinnati
Miami
1980 Founded as Airborne Express. Operates some Amazon Air flights.
Air Cargo Carriers   2Q SNC NIGHT CARGO Milwaukee
Cincinnati
1986 Commenced operations in 1980.
AirNet Express   USC STAR CHECK Columbus-Rickenbacker 1974 Founded as Financial Air Express.
Air Transport International   8C ATN AIR TRANSPORT Wilmington (OH)
Cincinnati
1978 Founded as US Airways and commenced operations in 1980.

Operates some Amazon Air flights.

Alaska Central Express   KO AER ACE AIR Anchorage 1996
Aloha Air Cargo   KH AAH ALOHA Honolulu 1946 Founded as Trans-Pacific Airlines and separated from now-defunct Aloha Airlines in 2008.
Alpine Air Express   5A AIP ALPINE AIR Provo
Billings
Sioux Falls
1971
Ameriflight   A8 AMF AMFLIGHT Dallas/Fort Worth 1968 Founded as California Air Charter.
Amerijet International   M6 AJT AMERIJET Miami
Port of Spain
1974
Ameristar Jet Charter   7Z AJI AMERISTAR Dallas-Addison
El Paso
Willow Run
2000
Asia Pacific Airlines   P9 MGE MAGELLAN Guam
Honolulu
1998
Atlas Air   5Y GTI GIANT New York-JFK
Anchorage
Cincinnati
Houston
Huntsville
Los Angeles
Miami
1992 Commenced operations in 1993. Operates some Amazon Air flights.
Bemidji Airlines CH BMJ BEMIDJI Bemidji
Minneapolis/St. Paul
1946 Commenced operations in 1947.
Castle Aviation CSJ CASTLE Akron/Canton 1986
Corporate Air   CPT AIRSPUR Billings 1981
CSA Air IRO IRON AIR Iron Mountain 1998
Empire Airlines   EM CFS EMPIRE Coeur d' Alene
Spokane
1977
Everts Air Cargo   5V VTS EVERTS Fairbanks
Anchorage
1995
FedEx Express   FX FDX FEDEX Memphis
Anchorage
Cologne/Bonn
Dubai
Fort Worth
Greensboro
Guangzhou
Indianapolis
Miami
Milan-Malpensa
Newark
Oakland
Osaka-Kansai
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Seoul-Incheon
Toronto-Pearson
1971 Founded as Federal Express and commenced operations in 1973.
Freight Runners Express   FRG FREIGHT RUNNERS Milwaukee 1985
IFL Group   IF IFL EIFFEL Waterford 1983 Founded as Air Contract Cargo.
Kalitta Air   K4 CKS CONNIE Ypsilanti
Anchorage
Bahrain
Cincinnati
Hong Kong
New York-JFK
1967 Founded as American International Airways.
Kalitta Charters   CB KFS KALITTA Ypsilanti
Lynden Air Cargo   L2 LYC LYNDEN Anchorage 1995
Martinaire MRA MARTEX Addison 1978
Merlin Airways MEI AVALON Billings
Miami
San Juan
1983
Mid-Atlantic Freight MDC NIGHT SHIP Greensboro 1990
Mountain Air Cargo   C2 MTN MOUNTAIN Kinston 1974
National Airlines   N8 NCR NATIONAL CARGO Orlando/Sanford 1985 Commenced operations in 1986.
Northern Air Cargo   NC NAC YUKON Anchorage
Fairbanks
1956
Polar Air Cargo   PO PAC POLAR Anchorage
Cincinnati
Hong Kong
Honolulu
Los Angeles
Leipzig/Halle
Seoul-Incheon
Shanghai-Pudong
Sharjah
Sydney
1993
Royal Air Freight RAX AIR ROYAL Waterford 1961
Ryan Air Services   7S RYA RYAN AIR Anchorage
Aniak
Bethel
Emmonak
Kotzebue
Nome
St. Mary's
Unalakleet
1953 Founded as Unalakleet Air Taxi.
Sky Lease Cargo   GG KYE SKY CUBE Miami 1969 Founded as Wrangler Aviation and commenced operations in 1973.
Skyway Enterprises   KI SKZ SKYWAY-INC 1981 Commenced operations in 1983.
Southern Air   9S SOO SOUTHERN AIR Cincinnati
Anchorage
Leipzig/Halle
1999 Operates some Amazon Air flights.
Tepper Aviation   Crestview 1987
Transair KH MUI MAUI Honolulu 1982
UPS Airlines   5X UPS UPS Louisville
Chicago/Rockford
Cologne/Bonn
Columbia (SC)
Dallas/Fort Worth
Hamilton
Hong Kong
Kuala Lumpur
Miami
Ontario
Philadelphia
Shanghai-Pudong
Shenzhen
1988
USA Jet Airlines   UJ JUS JET USA Ypsilanti
Laredo
1994
West Air PCM PAC VALLEY Las Vegas
Oakland
Ontario
Sacramento
San Diego
1988
Western Global Airlines   KD WGN WESTERN GLOBAL Miami Liege, Belgium;
Anchorage
Fort Myers, FL
2013
Wiggins Airways   WG WIG WIGGINS AIRWAYS Manchester 1929

Air ambulancesEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
AirMed International   Birmingham-Shuttlesworth 1987 Founded as MEDjet International.
Air Methods Denver-Centennial 1980
Critical Air Medicine 1984
Lifestar
Life Lion

State-run airlinesEdit

Airline Image IATA ICAO Callsign Hubs and focus cities Founded Notes
Comco   2002
Janet   WWW JANET Las Vegas 1972
Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System   JUD JUSTICE Oklahoma City 1980 Commenced operations in 1995.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit